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Contains:  NGC 2024, NGC 2023, Horsehead nebula, IC 434, The star Alnitak (ζOri)
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The Horsehead Nebula, IC 434, 





    
        

            Steven Hanaway
The Horsehead Nebula, IC 434

The Horsehead Nebula, IC 434

Technical card

Resolution: 3915x2567

Dates:Jan. 15, 2018

Frames: 653x120"

Integration: 21.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.10 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.31%

Astrometry.net job: 1905360

RA center: 85.231 degrees

DEC center: -2.448 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.215 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.711 degrees

Field radius: 0.790 degrees

Description

This is my favorite nebula, and seeing the HST image of IC 434 when I was younger inspired me to get into this hobby in the first place, and sparked my interest in science and mathematics. This is the first truly high quality image I've ever taken with this much exposure time, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, Clear Skies!

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AstroSteve
Steven Hanaway
License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons
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This is a reprocessed version of the Horsehead nebula, I learned some new skills in startools, and I think my processing skills have some catching up to do with what the camera is capable of. Let me know what you think! Clear Skies!

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The Horsehead Nebula, IC 434, 





    
        

            Steven Hanaway